But the Clinton Foundation has certainly helped the Clintons financially. Last year, Hillary Clinton told an ABC News reporter that her family was impoverished when the Clintons left the White House in 2001:
“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt.. “We had no money when we got there and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy.”Even after the flap regarding foreign governments making donations to the Clinton Foundation and paying Bill Clinton to give speeches while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, the former President said he would continue to give paid speeches, even while his wife is a candidate for President and possibly even after she is elected. Bill told an NBC reporter "I gotta pay our bills."
Yes, living paycheck to paycheck is difficult. I feel your pain Mr. President.
But while Clinton Foundation executives might have targeted poverty, they have no intention of actually living it themselves. Clinton officials do very well. In 2013, Bruce R. Lindsey and Eric Braverman served as CEO's of the Clinton Foundation. According to the Clinton Foundation's 2013 tax return published on Guidestar, the CEOs made a combined $669,197, not including benefits. Other Clinton executives made the following, again not including benefits:
Andrew Kessell $207,955The Clinton Foundation paid out a total of $23,156,897 in compensation in 2013.
Stephen S. Street $169,749
Robert S. Harrison $243,757
Dennis Chenge $236,885
Mark Gunton $215,958
Virginia Ehrlidcch $201,023
Frederic Poust $484,257